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Dowco to integrate Qnect's software into Dowco's world class detailing offerings.

Posted on Posted on July 1, 2021 - Ewen Dobbie

Dowco Consultants, Ltd of Langley B.C. Canada, and Qnect, Llc of Amherst Ma. USA signed a breakthrough agreement for Dowco to integrate Qnect's software into Dowco's world class detailing offerings.

As North America’s first Tekla Structures user we had developed a myriad of tools, technologies and best practices around Tekla/Trimble software, but none offering the advantages that Qnect can,” says Ewen Dobbie, Dowco Consultants CEO. "Compressed construction schedules, iterative design and early connected fabrication ready models will become the norm and we see Qnect enabling us the ability to apply AISC and CISC connections rapidly and accurately with increased productivity, improved quality and lower cost for all project stakeholders. The combination of Qnect software with Dowco’s in-house tools ensures we can deliver the best possible outcome for our clients.”

"Qnect's CEO, Jef Sharp states, "Qnect and Dowco have been in observation and test mode for many years so I am thrilled to announce this strong collaboration with one of the world's most renowned detailing firms. By combining Dowco's market reach throughout North and South America with Qnect's advanced software for efficient, optimized engineering and modeling, both companies will drive the future of smart steel delivery."

Peter Timler M.Sc., P.Eng., P.E., S.E., VP of Business Development and Engineering for Dowco shares, "The introduction of Qnect is the next natural fit for engineering technology to provide superior constructability by supporting better decision making while compressing conventional project schedules. Owners, Developers, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Designers and Fabricators will appreciate more accurate information early in the project development, that will lead to construction cost savings and, no-doubt provide a competitive advantage, when utilized in the estimodeling phase.”

About Dowco Consultants Ltd

Dowco is a globally integrated Steel Detailing, Engineering, Preconstruction and BIM Services company. Size, global reach, adoption of leading edge technology, software, innovative and collaborative work processes keep Dowco employees challenged and productive for the benefit of customers. During its fifty-one years in business Dowco has looked for innovative ways to elevate itself from its competition. Techniques in detail engineering have changed dramatically over the past few decades. Dowco’s ability to recognize change and embrace new technologies sets it apart from its competitors.

About Qnect, LLC

Qnect was formed in 2013 to develop powerful software applications that re-think the construction industry. QuickQnect™ optimizes structural steel connection design and 3D modeling through cloud-based engineering, compressing schedules and budgets while improving accuracy. Qnect integrates with the industry standard Tekla/Trimble platform resulting in consistent, efficient, engineered, detailed Qnections, ready for production. For more information, contact Jef Sharp, CEO: Jsharp@qnect.com.


Dowco Group - Ewen Dobbie

President, CEO of Dowco Group of Companies